How The Pandemic Affected Background Screening In 2020

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on December 30, 2020. While 2020 began with historically low unemployment, high wages, and a strong workforce mirroring an equally healthy economy, by late winter, the year would be met with a pandemic causing a seismic change in the way business operates. Employers would find themselves with a struggling […]

Rewind: A Look Back at HireRight’s 2020 Top Blogs

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As the world grappled with a global pandemic, 2020 presented unprecedented challenges for employers and hiring candidates alike. However, it’s clear that one thing remained unchanged: interest in background and workplace screening. The HireRight team has taken a look back at our top-performing posts from 2020 for our U.S., EMEA and APAC blogs, and found […]

Marijuana Wins Big On Election Day – What This Means For Employers

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on November 3, 2020. America saw a green wave sweep the country, with voters in three states, Arizona, Montana, and New Jersey, approving recreational marijuana, and voters in Mississippi approving medical marijuana. Voters in South Dakota advanced laws that legalize both medical and recreational marijuana. The result adds to a […]

A Look at the FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Numbers & How it Relates to Year-End Queries

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is a long-needed tool for regulated employers to help them identify drivers who are prohibited from performing safety-sensitive duties based on drug and alcohol program violations or test refusals. The Clearinghouse also helps facilitate drivers who violate these rules to receive the required Substance Abuse […]

3 Tips for Finding More Employees (But Not More Risk) In a Talent Shortage

3 Tips for Finding More Employees (But Not More Risk) In a Talent Shortage

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This is the first of a two-part series addressing talent acquisition strategies in a time of record-low unemployment. Earlier this month, the July jobs report confirmed what human resources departments already knew: There simply are not enough qualified job candidates to fill open positions. At 3.7%, the unemployment rate has remained consistently low for months […]